inequality

  • January 10, 2012    

    Photo of Steve Jobs in 2010 by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images. Paul Solman frequently answers questions from NewsHour viewers and web users on business and economic news on his Making Sen$e page. Here’s Tuesday’s query: Name: John Livingston Question: Income inequality: … Continue reading

  • December 23, 2011   BY  

    In a bifurcated retail economy, high- and low-end retailers are doing well, while the middle is being squeezed. What types of items are pushing sales at the ends of the hourglass? We’ve compiled an assortment of products from luxury brands and from top-selling categories that are helping drive growth at dollar stores. Continue reading

  • December 12, 2011    

    Today we feature a short, simple, surprising inequality video that sums up a lot of recent research from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the 34-member OECD. Take a look. Here’s a sampling of our own reporting on inequality … Continue reading

  • November 28, 2011   BY  

    Occupy DC recently hosted a “Roving Kabaret” (“K” as in K Street, which is where the organization has set up tents) that toured places around Washington, D.C., with historical significance to workers’ rights movements. At each spot, organizers explained its place in history and various theatrical troupes and musicians performed. Continue reading

  • November 1, 2011    

    Each week, Paul Solman gets dozens of questions from the audience, ranging from whether one should refinance a mortgage, if Stephen Colbert is coming after his job to where he buys his signature hats. Generally, we post a few of … Continue reading

  • November 1, 2011    

    Each week, Paul Solman gets dozens of questions from the audience, ranging from whether one should refinance a mortgage, if Stephen Colbert is coming after Paul’s job to where he buys his signature hats. Generally, we post a few of … Continue reading

  • October 31, 2011    

    Political cartoon satirizing U.S. economic equality and mobility by David Fitzsimmons. Reproduced with permission from Daryl Cagle’s PoliticalCartoons.com. It’s a welcome moment when we TV reporters get mail, since we usually talk to an invisible, mute audience. It’s more gratifying … Continue reading

  • October 31, 2011    

    Political cartoon satirizing U.S. economic equality and mobility by David Fitzsimmons. Reproduced with permission from Daryl Cagle’s PoliticalCartoons.com. It’s a welcome moment when we TV reporters get mail, since we usually talk to an invisible, mute audience. It’s more gratifying … Continue reading

  • October 26, 2011  

    A new Congressional Budget Office analysis supports the idea that income inequality has grown considerably over the past few decades. As part of his Making Sen$e series on economic inequality, Paul Solman talks to libertarian law professor Richard Epstein, who argues that wealth inequality acts as a driving force for innovation. Continue reading

  • October 19, 2011  

    Rio de Janeiro’s gleaming skyline befits a world economic power, but it is not far from violent, impoverished slums. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on one man’s efforts to tackle Brazil’s wealth inequality by providing poor people access to technology. Continue reading

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